A SURVIVAL BATTLE WE DON’T DARE LOSE | Darrin Henry
The formal roots of Conservation on St Helena were established 38 years ago following the dramatic recovery of the St Helena ebony, previously thought to be extinct. The late George Benjamin, now an icon
THERE’S BLOOD IN THE WATER | Sharon Henry
Of all times to start my menstrual cycle – it would be when I decide to jump into the icy sea for an audience with a Great White Shark. Sharks can sniff blood from a mile off right? Plus I’ve seen all of the ‘Jaws’ films, so to say I’m apprehensive is a bit of an understatement.
BATTLE FOR THE NATIONAL PARK | Darrin Henry
Machete wielding men have been stalking the cloud forest slopes of St Helena’s central peaks for the last 20 years, hacking and digging out the New Zealand flax that has choked the landscape for decades. Replacing the sea of fluttering flax fingers
ST HELENA’S ENDEMIC WIREBIRD | Darrin Henry
Despite its excellence in the art of camouflage, the endemic St Helena wirebird is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN as its conservation status. From barely two feet away I have difficulty spotting the two speckled eggs, even the nest for that matter